Germany: Church sued over Nazi bells in Thuringia
23 February 2019 | 1:07 pm
An estimated 23 churches in Germany continue to use bells that feature Nazi symbols and inscriptions. One man is taking legal action against six Nazi bells used by the Evangelical Church in central Germany.
In this article
September 2, 2023
September 1, 2023
September 9, 2023
September 6, 2023
September 8, 2023
The confession of a resistance fighter who witnessed a mass execution of German soldiers during World War II has reawakened dark memories in rural France.
Germany charges 98-year-old Nazi guard for murder complicity.
At the beginning of August, the World Bank announced it would freeze new loans towards Uganda in light of its new anti-LGBTQ laws. Many initially viewed the move as a sign that the bank was taking a more progressive approach towards human rights issues. But is it a misguided approach?
The future of the Spanish FA boss hangs in the balance. But for women’s football, the backlash against Luis Rubiales and the stunning World Cup win could pave a path to a brighter future.
The French front pages are gripped by rugby fever as the World Cup kicks off this Friday on home soil. Will France convince as host nation, less than a year before the Olympics? Also: another South Korean elementary school teacher commits suicide as teachers protest nationwide against bullying and pressure from parents.
The 10th edition of the Rugby World Cup opens this Friday, September 8 with a blockbuster match. Hosts France will face New Zealand in one of the most powerful match-ups in the sport's history. This year, organisers are also expecting record attendance for the tournament, highlighting how professionalisation has transformed the sport in recent years.
More than 30 countries are participating in the 50th World Petanque Championships in Cotonou, Benin. It marks the first time that a world cup is being hosted in West Africa.
The war in Ukraine has entangled both politics and religion. In Berlin, it shaped the large peace rally organized by the Catholic community of Sant'Egidio, which brought together representatives from dozens of faiths.
Far-right Alternative for Germany politician Björn Höcke is to stand trial for allegedly using a banned Nazi slogan in a speech.
In what is being characterized as a "historic seizure," Argentina’s police have carried out a raid at a printing press that sold books praising the Nazis.
As France hosts hundreds of thousands of rugby fans from around the world for the 2023 World Cup, we take a deep-dive into the business that surrounds the game with Herbert Mensah, president of Rugby Africa who joins us from Accra in Ghana, as well as Christina Philippou, a principal lecturer at the University of Portsmouth with a particular research interest in sports finance.
2 hours ago
Since 2019, when two French citizens were kidnapped from Benin's Pendjari National Park and their local guide murdered, the West African country has been dealing with regular incursions by armed groups, including terrorists. According to official figures, 40 civilians and 20 soldiers have been killed over the past three years. Our regional correspondents followed the Beninese army in the northern border areas, where it has beefed up its presence.
2 hours ago
The president has ordered officials to "take a firm stance." Germany's human rights commissioner has raised concern over the rights situation in the region that forces many to flee.
2 hours ago
In 2021, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko began letting migrants cross his country's border into Poland to retaliate against EU sanctions. Poland strengthened its border controls, but the number of illegal migrant crossings into Germany has been surging in recent months. The Brandenburg region in eastern Germany now finds itself at the crossroads between the Belarus and Balkans migrant routes.
4 hours ago
The Cook Islands and Niue have been recognized by the United States as "sovereign and independent states." The move appeared to be aimed at curbing further Chinese inroads into the Pacific region.
5 hours ago
Mali's military leadership has said presidential elections could not be held on schedule due to "technical" reasons. Since taking power in 2020, the junta has promised to hold elections, but has repeatedly issued delays.